The time has come to give back to the people around you. The time has come to merge business acumen with a tinge of entrepreneurship skills, to pave way for a better world. Rather than leaving society's needs to the government or business sectors, devise a way to alleviate social evils, poverty, agricultural deficits, unemployment, illiteracy, etc. Bring forth your idea to cover the loopholes in the life of a common man and we'll give you a chance to make this idea a reality.
Compete to solve the world’s toughest challenges. UpStart Socha aims to create a platform to a rigorous evaluation and launch the most compelling social business ideas – start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people.
All participating startups have to register via two step process.The participants need to fill the concerned details and top startups will be shortlisted for the Final Round Mentoring sessions, to be held in IIT Kanpur during eSummit'17.
Ten shortlisted startups will have a Two-Week mentoring session with our esteemed mentors where they will get to discuss their ideas and business plans to build a proper legal, operational and structural framework. This will be followed by intensive face to face mentoring and brainstorming sessions with a VC from the panel of Socha. Along with invaluable advice from one of the most experienced Entrepreneur-cum-Mentors in the country, startups also get to enhance their network manifold with help from them.
The teams have to pitch their summary to an independent panel in under 200 seconds. It is a prerequisite to the finale and will be held in campus on 2nd September. It has a 20% weightage in the total evaluation. The best pitches will also receive a cash prize.
The participating teams have to make a ten minute presentation in front of our panel of judges on the 3rd of September at IIT Kanpur. The presentation will comprise of a 7 minute pitch followed by a 3-4 minute QnA round.
As Upstart is a competition meant only for initial phase startups, we have put the following criteria for entry into the Final Round: